Generally, research and development on separation of oil and water and produced water treatment has been focusing on how to repair the problems of unwanted oil/water mixing caused by upstream process equipment. In contrast, Typhonix’ approach is to remedy the source of the mixing problem.
Through the development of our low shear valve technology, Typhonix has developed knowledge and expertise on fluid mechanics, shear forces, turbulence, and emulsions in petroleum flows. We have studied, through experiments and modelling, the mechanisms involved and the consequences for oil and water qualities. We know how to reduce or remove the negative effects in the petroleum process. This knowledge is not only applicable to chokes and control valves, but also to pumps and other process equipment.